quicktime sucks!!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by AudiGuy, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. AudiGuy macrumors regular

    Apr 8, 2005
    why do i get choppy video playback from quicktime? when i resize the window or move it, the image freezes while the audio continues. sometimes it takes a lifetime to scroll to a certain point of a movie. i noticed that the bigger the file the more this will happen. also i cant seem to find a way to make it full screen. only thing you can do is maximize it.
    i think 512mb is more than enough, hell my pc only has 256mb and it handles many video files playing at the same time. while on my mac using quicktime, i have trouble viewing 1 window if i have 2 open it plays like 2 frames per sencond WTF?? is there any other media player out there for the mac??? please name a good one thats free thank you
  2. nightdweller25 macrumors 6502

    Mar 2, 2005
  3. Linkjeniero macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2005
    Maybe your computer is running at "reduced" speed, you can change it at the Preferences Pane (make it full speed when you want to watch the Quicktime video). About the fullscreen: that's a Quicktime Pro only option. About the media players: there's a few good ones out there, try MPlayer and VLC.
  4. biohazard6969 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 23, 2005
    toronto canada
    i get this problem all the time with internet stuff like the apple keynotes off the apple site, they always bitch at me and go sooooo slow, even though i got kick ass internet connection and a decent mac
  5. AudiGuy thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 8, 2005
    i just DLed VLC and it runs the same files smooth as hell, it even has a subtitle loader thingy thats a huge plus since im really into foreign movies. i used to watch them on my PC because i had a program for subtitled movies, now all i need is a program to record sound off my sound card for the mac then i probably wont use my PC ever again.
  6. TenderBranson macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2003
    Wiretap or AudioHijack are both good programs for that.
  7. Soulstorm macrumors 68000


    Feb 1, 2005
    Yeah, I think that apple made the wrong move here. Quicktime has crashed on me twice in my G5 (see sig) but the old quicktime had no crashes whatsoever. Really, I would prefer apple would simply release the old quicktime with just the H.264 and mpeg-4 improved codecs implemented.

    Quicktime 7 is not as good as it should be.
  8. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

    beige matchbox

    Mar 16, 2005
    Oxfordshire, UK
    My G4 iMac (800Mhz) plays all the quicktime content i throw at it, even h.264 (excluding the hd stuff of course), most of the apple streams play fine too, i had 1 momentary drop out on the last WWDC keynote

    Even my 300Mhz G3 iBook can manage the majority of movies upto about 20Mb

    imo, you have a quicktime problem of some sort, no idea what though :eek:, or i'm just extremely lucky :)
  9. decksnap macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2003
    Are you talking about HD quicktime movies? If not I'm not sure why you'd be having trouble. My old 450 mhz G4 used to let me play 3 or 4 movies at a time. My G5 has no problems doing anything either.
  10. eva01 macrumors 601


    Feb 22, 2005
    Gah! Plymouth
    My quicktime plays almost everything i try to play. Now if you are trying to play porno films it could be the codec, and VLC will play those for you :p

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